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Exclusive: Android 7.0 Nougat confirmed for the Samsung Galaxy A (2016) lineup

The original Galaxy A lineup was unique in that it was the only non-flagship smartphone series in Samsung’s stable to have received two major Android upgrades, and it looks like the company is looking to do the same for the 2016 Galaxy A smartphones. We have received confirmation that the company will be updating the Galaxy A (2016) series smartphones to Android 7.0 Nougat.

We don’t know when Nougat will hit the Galaxy A lineup; with quite a few flagship devices to be taken care of, Samsung is likely going to take its time with rolling out the update to its mid-range and budget devices. The 2016 Galaxy A lineup is huge itself – it consists of the Galaxy A3, Galaxy A5, Galaxy A7, Galaxy A8, Galaxy A9 and Galaxy A9 Pro, so we could be waiting until the second quarter of 2017 before these phones are running Nougat in every region. Do note that the Galaxy A8 (2016) and Galaxy A9 Pro were launched with Android Marshmallow, so support for the two might end with just a single upgrade to Nougat.

If you have been following the coverage here on SamMobile, you are probably aware that Samsung is currently working on Android 7. 0 for the Galaxy S6 devices, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, the Galaxy Note 5, and the Galaxy Tab S2. Also in the works are 2017 iterations of the Galaxy A smartphones, which could be introduced sometime later this month. The 2017 editions are expected to ship running Android 6.0 out of the box, but we can hope to see them get Android 7.0 along with their 2016 brethren in the coming months.

Don’t forget to check out Samsung’s version of Android 7.0 Nougat in our What’s New With Nougat series. There’s no guarantee Samsung will include the same new features and user interface on devices other than the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, but we are certainly hopeful given how the company has focused on software consistency since the Galaxy S6 launched early last year.

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Shahid RajpOot
Shahid RajpOot

sir A9 sm9000 nougat update im still waiting

mahanmr
mahanmr

when a9000 nougat will come?:(

punit nikam
punit nikam

When samsung galaxy A7 2016 will get 7.0.1 update!!

Monu Shaw
Monu Shaw

samsung please release nougat update for galaxy A800f i waiting long time …

Sinarakhshani2002
Sinarakhshani2002

Android Nougat Will be rolled ouf for A7 2015 SM-A7000 model?

Sinarakhshani2002
Sinarakhshani2002

It’s running Android Marshmallow Chinese Rom Without Google Applications. I live in Iran.

Monu Shaw
Monu Shaw

I am waiting for A8 Sm-a800f update nougat

Tarundhimanofficial
Tarundhimanofficial

Galaxy A8 SM-A800f nougat update

mohammad zubair
mohammad zubair

A810f update nougat pls

Ankita basak
Ankita basak

When a9 pro update will come?

MNMMD2000
MNMMD2000

Today both June and has not been updated

Hamza J
Hamza J

and wich tym nuget realeas for a9

ghfr
ghfr

Why do not you want to update the phones that were produced in 2014

ghfr
ghfr

I’m I hope Samsung is interested in theاI hope Samsung is interested in updates and thank you

raindhosnet
raindhosnet

I need a5 2016 nougat

gencimullisi
gencimullisi

my wifi doesnt turn on, when i check software update in manual mode my phone shows one table (the operating system on your device has been modified in an unauthorized way. What can i do now???

Sinarakhshani2002
Sinarakhshani2002

It means your firmware has been changed or Knox warranty void has been trriped with rooting or changing Kernel . Try to reinstall and flash new rom of your phone.

Razarock
Razarock

I need nougat update for j210f

Chakrit Rakhuang
Chakrit Rakhuang

a9 pro is a midrange phone. we hope to get android nougat urgent.

danidrunner
danidrunner

Eso ! eso! y para el Note 4?.. el nexus 6 tendrá 7.1.1…

kenshedrack1
kenshedrack1

How soon will 7.0 Nougat be launched on the note4

Sinarakhshani2002
Sinarakhshani2002

In my opinion it will not get Android Nougat.

urfi39
urfi39

My samsung galaxy A7100 is running on lollipop 5.1.1 and there is no upgrade at all to MM 🙁

Sinarakhshani2002
Sinarakhshani2002

It’s Chinese Samsung Device like my device SM-A7000 try to update it with SMART SWITCH Pc Application.

xdx
xdx

Fix video in 1080p 60 fps because the devices support it…and enable true camera proooo, answer me sammobilee if no nougat no sense.

yassine7
yassine7

we need always on display on a5 2016 nougat version

xdx
xdx

Enable camera 2 apiii

adzriel
adzriel

Please add android 6.0 marshmallow to my samsung galaxy E7